A Magic Moment for Sarah Kate

September 2, 2014

It’s no secret that it’s been a rough summer. Sarah Kate has handled everything like a trooper, but there’s only some sunshine you can muster when you’re an eleven year old girl cooped up at home being nagged by your mom into doing 45 minutes of exercises three times a day for weeks on end. […]

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That Time I Wouldn’t Shut Up and Sarah Kate Was Quiet Until She Ratted Me Out

June 12, 2014

Is that a teaser or what? But it’s not what you think it is… We’re still waiting on that other thing, but I don’t think it’ll be much longer. I’ll be sure to let you know when it happens. A few weeks ago, Sarah Kate and I were guests on the Special Mouse Podcast hosted […]

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Disney Magic … in Mayberry!

March 24, 2014

Since it’s already been established that Sarah Kate is the Most Awesome Kid in the World, the next logical step would be to ask her, “What are you gonna do now that you’re the Most Awesome Kid in the World?” but since she became the Most Awesome Kid while at Walt Disney World, the answer […]

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The Other – Much Less Dramatic But No Less Fun – Disney Kids Race

March 4, 2014

What can I say about Nathan’s race, which immediately followed Sarah Kate’s triumph? He was ready to go. Or at least he was ready to give a thumbs up. And based on the graph her Fitbit generated, I think he and Katie ran at least a mile in the corral waiting on us before his […]

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Why I Didn’t Post Any Snippets Last Friday

November 1, 2012

Because we were at Walt Disney World! I’m sure you were all like….”ooo, mysterious”….and…”what could possibly prevent the weekly Seven Snippets from being published?” because I’m certain you all eagerly await the brilliance that is the Snippets Each. And Every. Week. Or not. But anywho…my friend Katie got married last Thursday at the Wedding Pavilion […]

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Mayberry Road Trip: Finale

August 11, 2012

Day 5: Wednesday Unlike the other days, Wednesday started out slow. Instead of rushing off to “do stuff” I kept the kids at Mickey Manor and put Nathan down for an early nap. My friend AnnMarie and her daughter Haley, who are from Massachusetts, were coming into town to spend a few days at Walt […]

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Seven Snippets: Road Trip Edition

August 10, 2012

— 1 — Labradoodles may be the most patient dogs EVER. At least my friend Katie’s dog Tillie is. Nathan climbed on her, put his hands in her food bowl while she was eating, flopped onto her dog bed when she was about to lay down, and followed her around like she was the Pied […]

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Mayberry Road Trip: Day Four

August 9, 2012

At the end of Monday night’s game, I should’ve known by the frighteningly close lightning strike followed almost immediately by thunder loud enough to set off a few car alarms that Tuesday wasn’t going to be quite as painless as Monday had been. Day 4: Tuesday In our continuing efforts to disrupt Katie’s life up […]

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Mayberry Road Trip: Day Three

August 8, 2012

Day 3: Monday Unless you’ve been to Walt Disney World a number of times, you probably aren’t fully aware of how much there is to see outside of the four theme parks. I love Disney, and we visit fairly often, but I avoid the parks like the plague during the summer – it’s too hot […]

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Mayberry Road Trip: Day One

August 6, 2012

You could say it’s a little uncharacteristic of me to take off on a spontaneous road trip with the kids. You could also say that the Pope is a little bit Catholic. But Mayberry’s 9-10 year old all-stars made the World Series so I decided to take the kids. No plan and no idea when […]

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